9/11 Health and Compensation

On January 2, 2011, President Obama Signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (H.R. 847) into law. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney spent nearly a decade fighting to pass this important law, which has provided medical monitoring, treatment, and compensation to those sick and injured from the September 11th attacks.

The Zadroga Act’s two critical programs providing medical treatment and compensation for 9/11 heroes – the World Trade Center Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund – were set to shut down and stop providing medical care and compensation by October 2016. 

The World Trade Center Health Program was permanently extended, and an additional $4.6 billion was provided to fully fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 signed into law December 18, 2015.

More details on the Zadroga Act are available here:

Resources for the sick and injured:

For other legistlation and related documents click here.

 

More on 9/11 Health and Compensation

Sep 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: In response to reports that the IRS may treat $772 million in federal disaster recovery grants to businesses and individuals in lower Manhattan as taxable income, New York Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, with six colleagues, have urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti to immediately declare the aid tax exempt.
Sep 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: A federal 9/11 aid program is being severely mismanaged by the New York State Department of Labor, according to data made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other records compiled by the office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY). The Individual and Family Grants program (IFG) allows for nearly $15,000 for lost or damaged property and home repairs after national disasters, but only half of 73,000 applications after 9/11 have been reviewed to date, and average aid provided through the program in New York ($1,039) is less than half what has typically been provided to individuals in other disasters around the country ($2,586). In addition, the 13.8% approval rate for accepted applications after 9/11 is far lower than the IFG program's approval rate after other national disasters.
Sep 14, 2002 Press Release
Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representatives Josè Serrano (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Nydia Velàzquez (D-NY) sent a letter to Joseph Allbaugh, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pushing for full reimbursement to New York City schools for the $103 million for lost instruction time due to 9/11, and urged him to reimburse the New York City Board of Education for additional expenses incurred. In a press report earlier this week, FEMA indicated they were inclined to consider reimbursing a portion of the expenses incurred, but New York Lawmakers are pressing for a full reimbursement.
Sep 13, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Josè Serrano (D-NY), and Members of the New York Delegation sent a letter to Governor Pataki urging him to look into the high backlog and rejection rate of Individual and Family Grant program (IFG) applications. Governor Pataki recently extended the application deadline to January 31, 2003, but of the 51,469 applications that have been received, only 6,874 have been approved and 21,544 have been rejected, leaving a backlog of over 23,000 applications.

Sep 12, 2002 Press Release

Washington DC: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman José Serrano (D-NY) along with ten other New York Members of the House of Representatives introduced the Mortgage and Rental Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2002, HR 5378. The bill reinstates the Mortgage and Rental Assistance program that was discontinued as of May 30, 2002 by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

Sep 11, 2002 Press Release

Mr. Speaker:

It is an honor to serve in the people's House as a representative of New York City, the greatest city in the world.

Aug 23, 2002 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Congressman Jack Quinn (R-NY), and several other bi-partisan Members of the New York Delegation, sent a letter to President Bush requesting a meeting to discuss the $90 million included in the emergency supplemental for Mt. Sinai to monitor the health of the workers at Ground Zero. This money was subsequently cut when the President made the decision to cut the entire $5 billion Senate Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill last week.

Jul 31, 2002 Press Release
WASHINGTON: Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY), Congressman Anthony Wiener, and eight other members of Congress from New York and New Jersey urged James Ziglar, Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to address the severe lack of resources at district INS offices in New York and New Jersey. Sources reveal that the New York and New Jersey offices simply do not have the resources to do their jobs effectively. Recently, the INS has been reeling from the highly-publicized issuance of renewal visas to 9/11 hijackers and the poor response of INS offices to local law enforcement officials. The joint Congressional letter is an effort to ensure that the deficiencies in the New York and New Jersey district INS offices are corrected immediately.
Jul 30, 2002 Press Release
NEW YORK: Today, eight members of Congress from New York released the first federal assessment of estimated tax revenue losses to New York City and State as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The United States General Accounting Office (GAO) produced the report at the request of Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Charles Rangel, Maurice Hinchey, Steve Israel, Nita Lowey, Jerrold Nadler, Jose Serrano and John LaFalce.
Jul 26, 2002 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), today introduced legislation that would grant honorary citizenship to legal aliens who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Additionally, the bill would offer citizenship to the spouses and children of those individuals. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) has introduced this legislation in the Senate (S. 1774).

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